Next-Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 2022

Applications are currently welcome for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 2022.

In Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda, the Social Science Research Council offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote next-generation social science research. The fellowship’s fund dissertation research on topics related to peace, security, and development.

The Next Generation Social Sciences Doctoral dissertation proposal fellowships support PhD students working on developing a doctoral dissertation research proposal as well as students who recently completed a master’s degree and seek to enroll in a PhD program.

The program also includes two workshops each year designed to create fellows’ networks, help fellows refine, develop and strengthen research questions, match research methods to questions, engage key literature in their fields, and finalize their doctoral research proposals.


The fellowships support short-term research costs of up to US$3,000.


All Next-Generation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships applicants must:

  • be citizens of any sub-Saharan African country.
  • be enrolled, or intend to enroll by the time of the award, and working towards a PhD in an accredited university, or affiliated to an institution in Africa.
  • hold a master’s degree at the time of application.
  • The program gives preference to applicants who hold a faculty position or can demonstrate a long-term commitment to higher education in Africa, but it does not limit eligibility to these people.
  • The program seeks to promote diversity and encourages women to apply.

Application Process

To apply for the Next-Generation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships 2022, click here.

Deadline: February 01, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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